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Category: Phone Scam

July 30, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: The Grandparent Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why we’re starting a new series on the blog, breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam Your grandmother is the sweetest, kindest, best grandmother you know. She’s always there to…
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July 27, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: Account Takeover Fraud
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. In this series of blog posts, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. **For more information on how phone fraud affects banks, register for our upcoming webinar, “Bank Fraud Goes Low Tech”…
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July 24, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: The Friday Afternoon Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why we’re starting a new series on the blog, breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers.  The Scam Imagine that you’re a senior executive at a law firm or hedge fund. It’s…
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July 21, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: Retail Purchase Order Scams
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why we’re starting a new series on the blog, breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. **For more information on how phone fraud affects retailers, register for our upcoming webinar, “The State…
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June 5, 2015
US Senate Discusses How Phoneprinting Can Protect Americans from Another IRS Breach
Last week, the IRS announced that, from February through mid-May this year, criminals accessed the past tax returns of 100,000 Americans using the IRS website. Yesterday, the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs held a hearing to learn more about what went wrong at the IRS, and what steps could be taken…
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March 4, 2015
Did the IRS Leave You a Voicemail?
As tax season begins, the IRS Phone Scam observed in years past, is surging. Aggressive phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a serious and ongoing threat to taxpayers, as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, and license revocation. It remains at the top of the IRS’s official “Dirty Dozen” tax scam warnings for…
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August 22, 2014
August 21, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud includes reports of the ongoing Microsoft and IRS phone scams, as well as a short feature story on Pindrop Security research and the world of organized phone fraud. On Monday, eWEEK’s Sean Michael Kerner discussed the vulnerability of the phone channel with our CEO, CTO and co-founder, Vijay Balasubramaniyan. In…
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May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in Phone Fraud news saw coverage around the popular IRS and Green-Dot Scams. On Thursday the Idaho-based Coeur D’ Alene Press covered the spread of the IRS scam in their region. A staff writer for the publication provided some detail into the attack, describing how one man with a heavy accent called a…
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May 8, 2014
IRS Scam – who are the targets?
Are you at risk? Use our interactive tool to view the level of activity from fraudsters in your county. Either enter your zip or county name or simply click on the map. [iframe src=”/wp-content/themes/zap-installable/visualizations/irs-scam-counties/index.html?v=4″ width=”647″ height=”640″]   In our previous blog post, we recorded our interaction with the scammers by posing as the victim. We…
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May 2, 2014
May 2, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud news saw coverage around the revelation that the IRS Phone Scam we reported on in a previous blog post was far larger than originally reported, along with one Forbes reporter’s personal brush with a phone scam. On Monday, Forbes reporter Tony Bradley published an article detailing his own close call…
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